Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

In just a few short years, wearable devices have gone from futuristic “nice to haves” to real world, here-this-minute lifesavers. But while most of us are content to take our Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen sensors for a spin, researchers like Oren Shriki, of the Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Israel’s Ben-GurionContinue reading Amazing wearable could detect epileptic seizures an hour before they strike

New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

WHO has recently published a new policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT). Targeted at policy makers, this brief highlights the challenges in access to AT and gives concrete actions to improve access across 5 key areas: people-centered, policy, products, provision, and personnel.   The policy brief advocates for the inclusion of assistiveContinue reading New WHO policy brief on improving access to assistive technology (AT)

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Copyright Bill is a gateway to accessible knowledge and creativity – not American roulette

Written by Denise Nicholson Published on 3 June 2020 In the Covid-19 lockdown situation, the Copyright Bill’s provisions for better access to information for education, research, libraries and archives, museums and galleries, and people with disabilities are desperately needed. Collen Dlamini, the author of the Daily Maverick Opinionista “Copyright Bill: We dodged one bullet –Continue reading Copyright Bill is a gateway to accessible knowledge and creativity – not American roulette

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Working from home is an accommodation long sought by many people with disabilities. Maskot/Getty Images Lisa Schur, Rutgers University and Douglas L. Kruse, Rutgers University Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a greatContinue reading Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities